As this doubt lingered in their minds, anxiety grew at the constant, powerful pressure of the biggest, most organized group of British voters: the trade unions. By 1959 most of the electorate in Britain, including many of the trades unions' most loyal members, had come to fear the power which organized labour could exercise upon demoeratic governments. It was manifestly, after a decade and a half of its exercise, one of the biggest causes, if not the biggest single cause, of inflation as a policy: inflation determined, or acquiesced in, because the seeking and ensuring of sound money would have arrayed the biggest organized grouping of voters and income-demanders against any government of the day, and perhaps even against democracy itself. Therewith came acute bittern ess, a sense of inequity and in justice, en vy, and mu ch hostility. Therewith, too, came the arbitrary altering of rewards, 'differentials' of different trades unions and their members, and social and industrial unrest. Thus within British democracy social tensions and political fissures were developed by inflation akin to those created in the ancient world and in other modern countries : tensions and fissures capable of undoing demoeratic society itself.